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Beautiful Silence

Silence is the longest precept in the Rule of St. Albert. For Carmelites this precept of silence is seen as a means for recollection, not as penance. 210 more words

St. John Of The Cross

Simply Amazing 2016

2017 has arrived and it’s the time of the year, again, when I am retrospectively savoring what 2016 it has been! There is only one thing to describe everything from the previous year – it was a lot! 1,468 more words


2 AM Musings

You’re staying up until 2 AM for the wrong reasons. Because you’re wasted and drained. Because you’re heartbroken. Because you’re bored and lonely and scrolling through social media until you’re forced to surrender to sleep. 228 more words

A letter to Obama

Dear Mr & Mrs Obama,

Wow, where do I start. Maybe I ought to start with two simple words: Thank you! In the space of 8 years you have done so much – improved healthcare, advocated for women’s rights and transformed your economy. 829 more words


Night Poem XII

I breathe this same night as you,
this night humid with eyes,
this night of crushed hearts.

Though continents separate us,
the way it enters first you, 109 more words


If ancient services are of any account in that republic of our youth...

To Charles Guthrie

Skerryvore, Bournemouth, Nov. 18 1885

My dear Guthrie,

This may be presented to you by my stepson, S.L. Osbourne

whom I am anxious to get into the Spec.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

New Year, New Planner

Let’s ignore the elephant in the room — the 4-month old elephant in the room that symbolizes my four-month blog absence. Where have I been? Oh, around. 341 more words

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